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“This issue mixes the sweetness in which Zara and Wheeler begins their friendship and the cruelty of what a war is, there is a wide range of emotions”–Un Comic Mas
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By the maker, he did it! After careful inspection Doc figured out the Hunters were running on an automated program. Once we find the source of the signal and take it out, the Hunters will be nothing more than scrap metal. However, that will have to wait. Our short-term objective is finding way to jam the signal. Doc believes we can do it by fortifying Home Base with a short range EMP. That’ll leave us protected while we work on tracing the signal back to it’s source. It’s easier to attack one target than a thousand. I know with enough time, Doc will find it.
Sgt. Remus is gone. Something about his undergarments being on display in front of us, don’t know how that happened. Good riddance I say, he was mean. He was all about yelling at us and having us do push ups as opposed to real combat training with swords and punching. Unfortunately, our new trainer isn’t much better.
Crown Prince Sigurd of Nordhelm. The “Heir to the North” as the Queen likes to say. The Queen says he’s a brave refined, Prince whose kept his kingdom safe from the wild hordes. If you ask me he’s just an arrogant braggart.
He spent most of the session talking about his prowess then actually showing us anything. Then he randomly leg sweeped Clarisse, caught her, kissed her forehead and snorted about how she wasn’t prepared and he prevented her from cracking her head. Jerk.
He and his soldiers did help us with our stances, so it’s not a total loss. Still, I hope he sits on a bee’s nest. Maybe I can…
I love painting near where the soldiers train. Their movements are like a dance. I’ve learned so much about the human figure by observing and sketching . And I must admit, I do blush when one of them waves to me.
So, I was surprised this morning when King Phillip personally woke all of us and led us to the combat grounds. We were greeted by First Sgt. Remus, who told us today was our first day of “combat training.”
Zara was giddy, Penelope was aghast, and Artelia didn’t seem to care. King Phillip told us we needed to learn hand- to-hand combat in case we are kidnapped. Penelope spoke up that our songs we’re used for defense until Remus shouted, “what if you’re gagged?” then began calling us “maggots” and “yardbirds” and forced us to run laps. Such a cruel, corpulent, buzzard.
Zara asked when we were going to use the swords and he made her do 100 push-ups. After 20, I noticed Zara was humming a little tune toward the ground. When Remus attempted to scold he started twitching.
We giggled while he started trying to scratch through his armor. Then I saw an ant come out of one of the knee joints. He lost his wits and started removing his leg armor piece by piece. That’s when we saw a swarm of ants crawling all over his legs and up to his pelvis. He rushed to the lake while we laughed.
I know Zara did it, but I’m not going to say anything. I will say though, this experience has taught me much about form and muscle will surely help my drawing.”
The only way to learn about Tyrannis’ new weapon is too see it for myself. No sooner did I leave Home Base that three of them swarmed me. They fired at me from every direction. I took out two of them by ducking between them. They fired at me at the same time. I don’t need to explain the rest. One was left, and I needed it intact.
I ducked behind a corner as one hovered near me. I switched in and out stasis. As I predicted it’s attracted to the hum of our engines. When I shut down it would fly off. By switching in and out I was able to distract it long enough to hit it with a stun blast. Mission accomplished. Now, to find out what they are, and most importantly, how to defeat them.
From out of the Forbidden Woods, the wizard unleashed his most diabolical creations. Creatures larger than trees destroyed everything in their path. They attacked Yahira first, turning our kingdom to ash before moving onto Tanglewylde.
Here’s where it gets fishy. All descriptions of the Creatures vary from kingdom to kingdom. The Pieroettans and Tanglewyldian’s describe them as dragons with intricate shells. The Castillian’s say they were giants so large they made the sea rise. But we Yahiran’s know the truth, for the orator has passed the story down. They were giants cast out of stone, with fire for arms and eyes. They gave me nightmares for years.
Everyone (because Zara won’t shut up about it) knows the tale of Queen Kyra and her dragon Starlight uniting the Five Kingdoms and the Dragon clans. The final battle where Kyra and Starlight fell against the creatures’ leader, “The Beast.” And how, depending on whom you ask, the dragons battle with themselves or whatever attacked. But, there is so much we don’t know.
We don’t know what happened to the wizard? Did he die? Was he the Beast? I couldn’t find any record. Also, telling is the lack of battle plans or military journals about Kyra’s Last Stand. Were they destroyed? I haven’t found any, but I’m still searching.
We Yahirans believe the wizard and his army will return. If we don’t know what were fighting we can’t defeat it. I will continue my research, for like father says, “knowledge is power” and Yahira shall never be caught off guard again.
Crown Princess of Yahira